A brief history of yoga

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Yoga Workshop: A brief history of yoga
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The modern day expressions of yoga - along with the multiple brand names or styles - can leave us confused about 'true yoga' and what exactly we're supposed to believe about what it can do. Said to be the 'oldest spiritual quest known to man', yoga today is making headlines as it proves more cost effective (and perhaps effective) than many medicines and medical models. But yoga has also become a clique, a market, and a luxury item with luxury props. As Western culture has become secularized, why is this mystical tradition gaining ground? Is it still mystical, or has it become a sanitized product?

A brief and lighthearted overview of what we know of yoga's roots, how it came to Western Culture, and what Western Culture has done with it. You'll understand the various names and styles after this. You'll also take home a wealth of inspiration and tools for finding the kinds of things that interest you, personally. Any interest in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Iyengar or Ashtanga, modern day 'mindfulness' and 'power yoga' will get some answers here.

As well as an interesting account of who has been a yogi: including Walt Whitman, HD Thoreau, Harriet Tubman, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Frost, and Beethoven. Interested, yet?

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